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Dusty Baker (31) is greeted at home plate by Jared Carr (6) after Baker hit a solo home run in the first inning of Tuesday's exhibition game against the Wake Forest Fungo in Fleming Stadium. Carr, who was 3 for 3 with three RBIs, added a two-run homer in the seventh as the Tobs won 18-6 in seven innings.

No pen pals here: Tobs remain fiery at the plate, rout Fungo 18-6 in 7 innings

The disappointment in the voice of Wilson Tobs head coach Harry Markotay was palpable. His team had just turned in another comprehensive hitting display Tuesday night in Fleming Stadium with an …
Ruffin McNeill walks onto the field at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville as the East Carolina head coach before a game against Virginia Tech on Sept. 14, 2013. McNeill, who led his alma mater from 2010 to 2015, was hired Tuesday as the special assistant to N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren.

Old Pirate McNeill returns to NC as Wolfpack assistant

Former East Carolina player and head coach Ruffin McNeill was an odd sight wearing the red of N.C. State in his virtual press conference Tuesday. As the questions rolled in, there were several common …
In this photo from the Thursday, July 8, 1954, edition of The Wilson Daily Times, the Christians won the Church League softball city championship, 10-9, over the Presbyterians in eight innings. Team members were, front from left, Ty Bissette Jr. and Donny Mattox. Seated: Billy Barnes, Tom Davis, Red Hawley, Joe Williams, Pee Wee Etheridge and Luther Carpenter. Back row: George Watkins, Ty Bissette, Fred Hettinger, Hubert Mattox and Fem Bissette. Not pictured: Dick Hackney, Ed Smith, Manley Ferrell and Ed Felton.

Christians beat Presbyterians for Church loop title

After tying the game with three runs in the top of the seventh inning, the Christians erupted for five more in the eighth and then held off the Presbyterians to capture the Church League softball …
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Granville schools delay sport practices again

South Granville's Jaydon Crabtree makes the Red Ram miss the tackle on a touchdown run during the 2019 football season.
OXFORD — Granville County Public Schools announced Wednesday it will push back the start of athletic skill development training to Monday, July 20. The district had earlier said it would …

South Granville Athletic Association won’t play fall sports this year

BUTNER — The South Granville Athletic Association canceled its fall sports season because ofto the coronavirus. “It is with extreme disappointment that I have to report that we have …
Macy Lowery dances with strength and athleticism during a competition. Contributed photo

Lowery fulfills dream to dance

STEM — Growing up, Macy Lowery dreamed of being a professional dancer. Lowery will take a big step toward her dream this fall when she takes center stage with the North Carolina State …
Wy'kise Allen had enough speed to lead the Vikings on fast breaks and finish around the rim. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Allen to hoop for Jaguars

CREEDMOOR — Wy’kise Allen announced his intention to attend Johnston Community College in Smithfield. Allen plans on playing basketball for the Jaguars in the fall. Allen, a 2020 graduate …
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Pettiford verbally commits to Louisville

Bobby Pettiford lets the ball roll off of his fingertips and into the basket against Reidsville in the state playoffs. Pettiford scored 15 points in the 72-69 win over the Rams.  Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News
CREEDMOOR — Bobby Pettiford announced his intentions to play basketball for the Louisville Cardinals in an Instagram broadcast made from his home on June 3. Pettiford, a six-foot-one point …
Addison Schneider, left, signed to attend Barton College and play soccer for the Bulldogs at a ceremony May 28. Julia Zupicich signed to attend Lynn University and play basketball for the Fighting Knights. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Schneider, Zupicich to play at next level

CREEDMOOR — Falls Lake Academy seniors Addison Schneider and Julia Zupicich took the next step in their athletic career last week by signing to play at the collegiate level. The duo’s family …
Hunter Mundy turns a double play in the 2015 championship game against Forbush. The Vikings claimed the title in 2015 and 2016. Amanda Dixon | Butner-Creedmoor News

Mundy named Big South scholar athlete of year

RADFORD, Va. — Hunter Mundy, senior infielder for the Radford Highlanders and former standout for the South Granville Lady Vikings softball program, has been named the Big South Conference Softball …
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Isaiah Wright, who has family in Granville County, signed as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins. Contributed photo

Wright signs with Redskins

WASHINGTON — Isaiah Wright, a native of Connecticut, has signed to play football with the Washington Redskins. The undrafted free agent has local ties in Granville County. Wright is the son …
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Virtual NFL Draft had funny moments, odd picks

We finally have some sports to talk about after the completion of the 2020 NFL Draft. The event was done virtually with everyone announcing their picks via video chat. There were some big moments …
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